Anybody else doing anything with SC, Siri Shortcuts, and HomePod? I’ve been trying to make them work but find them frustratingly unreliable especially with HomePod.
Things are not bad at the device level as different phrases seem to work fairly well (although Siri seems to confuse “TiVo” and “Tebow” frequently) but the same phrase will frequently result in HomePod either saying “I can’t do that with HomeKit because I’m not sure what you mean by TiVo” (default Simple Control phrase) or by playing music (custom phrase). But sometimes, the phrase works fine when I set it up but, a few hours later, it stops working
Best I can tell, all the HomePods in a Home are supposed to understand all the Siri Shortcuts from all the iOS devices that can control devices in that Home but it’s hard to tell given the unreliability I’m experiencing (I have five iOS devices and four HomePods).
If HomePod hears a Siri Shortcut does it need to talk to the device owning the shortcut to execute it? Does that mean I should just focus on creating Shortcuts on my Simple Control Hub (a dedicated iPhone 6) if I’m primarily interested in using my HomePods?
Any tips or tricks from your own experiences? Any phrasing that works consistently with HomePod?
The dearth of information about Siri Shortcuts on HomePod or any way to see what’s going on doesn’t help.